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The Tea Tree Oil Home Remedy

Updated on March 23, 2011

Tea Tree Oil Home Remedy

Tea Tree Oil has become well known for it's 'clean' properties, but it is also pretty useful in a couple of the best home remedies.
Tea Tree Oil has become well known for it's 'clean' properties, but it is also pretty useful in a couple of the best home remedies.

Introduction to Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has gained huge focus in recent years for its antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Tea Tree Oil is very potent in all these areas, and has even been shown as effective against MRSA. As well as these medical properties tea tree oil is also useful as a home remedy for acne and certain other skin conditions. these cosmetic uses have found it appearing in an increasing number of skin treatments.

Tea Tree Oil has gained use in a lot of cosmetic and cleansing products because of these fantastic qualities. Despite this, there are a few home treatments using Tea Tree Oil which are proven to be effective.

Tea Tree Oil Home Treatment for Athlete's Foot

Tea Tree Oil has been well documented as a natural home treatment for athletes foot, and simply needs to be applied twice daily with a cotton swab. The downside is that it is not quite effective as some of the commercial athlete's foot treatments available in stores. However, a few drops of tea tree oil in your bath, or weekly application by cotton swap, is a valuable technique for the prevention of athletes foot in future.

As well as athletes foot, you can use tea tree oil on other fungal infections, which can sometimes appear in concealed places such as behind the ear.

Tea Tree Oil Home Remedy for Dandruff

Dandruff is the bane of millions of lives around the globe. There are plenty of shampoos promising anti-dandruff results, but lets face it, they do not always work. Tea Tree Oil has shown to be hugely effective in treating dandruff when 3-4 drops are mixed in with a handful of shampoo.

This simple dandruff home remedy can quickly cut down on dandruff, and even cure it completely. While this might seem too good to be true, studies have shown that regular tea tree oil treatment can have significant benefits to dandruff reduction.


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      Terry Chestnutt 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      That's good to know. Thanks.

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      ameliejan 6 years ago from Alicante, Spain

      Interesting. I use it for my baby's nappies - a bit in the dry pail and a bit in the wash. Magic!

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      Peter Dickinson 7 years ago from South East Asia

      A truly wonderful oil. I carry a small bottle everywhere I travel. I wouldn't be without it. Thanks.

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      It's pretty good for getting rid of head lice also, as we discovered when our daughters long hair got infested at school!

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      Internetwriter62 7 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

      I'm not crazy about the smell of Tea tree oil, but it sure remedies a lot. Especially fungus on toe nails. Great hub.